ACCESSION NUMBER:355486 FILE ID:TXT301 DATE:08/03/94 TITLE:CONCERTED ACTION NEEDED ON TERRORISM (08/03/94) TEXT:*94080301.TXT CONCERTED ACTION NEEDED ON TERRORISM (VOA Editorial) (360) (Following is an editorial, broadcast by the Voice of America August 3, reflecting the views of the U.S. government.) The nations of the world must fight the scourge of international terrorism. 1he need for concerted action was made even clearer by recent terrorist bombings in Latin America and Europe. Nearly 100 people are known to have died in a car-bombing in Buenos Aires, which destroyed a Jewish community center. Twenty-one people, mostly Jews, were killed when a bomb exploded on a Panamanian airliner. About 20 people were wounded in two bombings in London -- one outside the Israeli embassy and another outside a building which houses several Jewish groups. These terrorist bombings are a reminder that the enemies of peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors remain active. As Secretary of State Warren Christopher said, "Groups like Hizballah that wreak havoc and bloodshed must be defeated, and Hizballah's patron, Iran, must be contained." Christopher said, "Iran is an international outlaw.... Yet some nations still conduct preferential commercial relations with Iran or take other steps to appease that outlaw nation. They must understand that, by doing so, they make it easier for Iran to use its resources to sponsor terrorism throughout the world." The United States is working with its allies to improve coordination and intelligence-sharing. This will aid in the apprehension of those responsible for last month's terrorist crimes and help prevent further atrocities. The United States has sent top forensic experts to help investigate the Buenos Aires and Panama bombings. In addition, Secretary of State Christopher has directed the State Department's coordinator for counter-terrorism to consult with Latin American officials to develop a plan to combat terrorism in the Western hemisphere. As host of this year's Summit of the Americas, the United States will move to make terrorism a priority issue. As President Bill Clinton said, "I think everyone in the United States would want us to do more against terrorism. And we are going to have to have some more help from our allies. We cannot allow the enemies of peace to prevail." NNNN .